Dr. Kilmer's Female Remedy

Description
"Specially adapted to female constitutions," this was the first product made by Dr. Kilmer & Co., an enterprise founded in the 1870s by a successful medical practioner from Binghamton, New York. Its label proclaims the medicine as "The Great Blood Purifier and System Regulator. The Only Herbal Alterative and Deuprative Ever Discovered."
Kilmer's company was one of the first firms to advertise nationally, and examples of its 18 herbal remedies, including the popular "Swamp Root and Kidney Cure," could be found in homes across the country. Due to their questionable ingredients and extravagant therapeutic claims, proprietary medicines such as Dr. Kilmer's became targeted by the National Food and Drug Act of 1906.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
otc preparation
maker
Dr. Kilmer and Company
Physical Description
unknown (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 8 3/4 in x 2 3/4 in x 1 5/8 in; 22.225 cm x 6.985 cm x 4.1275 cm
Place Made
United States: New York, Binghamton
ID Number
2000.0137.088
accession number
2000.0137
catalog number
2000.0137.088
subject
Women's Health Products
Health & Medicine
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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